I just put some activated carbon in the filter. I have a cheap walmart filter. It does 50 gallons. My protine skimmer is a 65 gallon coralife super skimmer.
nitrate 0 / nitrite 0 / salt 1.024 / amonia 0 / ph 8.2 / calcium 348.
I take a 5 gallon pale and take 2 1/2 water of of the tank and put it in the pale. Then I take the rock out and put it in the pale and scrub the rock with a tuth brush. When I am done I dump the old water outside and put the rock back into their places and I put new RO
water in the tank.
By the way the Light im puting in monday is a metal halide pendent fixture 250w 14,000k. I know this wont grow algae faster.